Would you like to learn what it takes to become an eQuality Associate, and about the many opportunities for personal growth eQuality has to offer?
eQuality associates make valuable contributions to their employers every day, in group enclave sites as well as competitive placements. Vocational opportunities range from part to full-time. Individuals who choose to work part time enjoy recreational, educational, community integration, and arts activities in addition to their paid work. eQuality staff provide support to the extent that it is needed. Each Associate is treated as an individual and their day/week/month is scheduled to fit their needs, abilities and desires. Job Coaches and Coordinators help Associates work on key skills that will help them reach their future goals and dreams while stressing their responsibilities as adults working in the community.
Associates at eQuality’s half-day enclaves have the opportunity to participate in afternoon activities. Community integration and exploration are an important part of the Associate experience at eQuality. Associates who participate in their community gain confidence to initiate and plan future activities with friends and family. They have the opportunity to meet and interact with other adults without disabilities and form friendships outside of their peer group. Every job, program and extracurricular activity takes place in a community setting. eQuality job sites that have an afternoon activity option typically spend at least one of their activity days each week exploring the community through field trips and classes.
eQuality has key relationships with several organizations such as Three River’s Park District (Environmental Education Class), Minnetonka Center for the Arts and MacPhail Center for Music (Music Therapy). Associates access many community resources every week during activity time. eQuality focuses on programming based upon Associates’ dreams, outcomes and areas of risk.
To set up a tour, contact:
Joan Klukken Keprios
Some of eQuality's group work placements:
Holiday Inn, Maple Grove
Lifetime Fitness, Multiple Locations
Courtyard Marriott, Maple Grove
Plymouth Creek Center, Plymouth
Maple Grove Community Center, Maple Grove
Eden Prairie Community Center, Eden Prairie
Sabes Jewish Community Center
Common Bond Communities
***note that placement opportunities do not always exist at each location, and opportunities are not limited to the above.
Some of eQuality associates' competetive placements:
Trader Joes, Maple Grove
McDonalds, Brooklyn Park
Wal-Mart, Maple Grove
UPS, Maple Grove
Mall of America (Nickelodean Universe), Bloomington
Lifetime Fitness, St. Paul
Burger King, Rogers
Mann Theater, Rogers
Rainbow Foods, Plymouth
Wendy's, Maple Grove
Lifetime Fitness; Maple Grove
Goodwill, Maple Grove
Culver's, St. Anthony
Ridgepoint Assisted Living Facility, Minnetonka
Baker National Golf Course, Medina
Rainbow Foods, Plymouth
If you would like to learn more about current job openings and becoming an eQuality Associate, please contact Joan Klukken Keprios at 612-245-5792 or email Joan@equalityonline.org
Interested in hearing more about what eQuality can offer you or your family member? Please come to an informational meeting for prospective associates and/or family members.
Join us Friday, March 14th, 2014, at 10:15 AM at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove.
For more information or to RSVP please call Joan Klukken Keprios, at 612-245-5792, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org